On February 20th, 2003 at 2pm Eastern, ISCID was pleased to host University of Chicago Professor James Shapiro in a live chat discussion titled: How molecular biology opens up a 21st Century view of evolution. View the transcript here.
James A. Shapiro is a Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Chicago. He received a B.A. in English Literature from Harvard University in 1964 and a Ph.D. in Genetics from Cambridge University in 1968.
Dr. Shapiro's current research focuses on what he calls natural genetic engineering: coordinated responses of groups of bacterial cells to new conditions and certain physiological stresses. He is particularly interested in the connection between regulatory networks and natural genetic engineering systems that reorganize DNA molecules.
21st Century View of Evolution by James A. Shapiro